Last Update on: September 7th, 2022 at 12:51 pm
KL Rahul has been one of the biggest disappointments of the tournament for Team India. One of the senior players of the team, the right-handed batsman recently returned to action after a long injury layoff and has been struggling for runs since then. Despite his lack of match practice, he was included in the team and the move has failed to pay off.
In his comeback series against Zimbabwe, Rahul scored 1 and 30. In the ongoing Asia Cup, he started his campaign with a duck against Pakistan. In the following game against Hong Kong, he scored 36 runs off 39 balls followed by a 28-run knock against Pakistan. And in the crucial clash against Sri Lanka, he was out for just 6.
In recent times, Rahul has also faced criticism for his strike rate in T20s. With the T20 World Cup not very far, the team management needs to make some tough calls. There are several top-order batsmen who have impressed in recent times and have the potential to replace Rahul for the marquee event.